Etching is a process where an image is created by cutting into the surface of a metal plate. Ink is wiped into the depressions that have been created, and this ink is then transferred to paper by running the plate and paper through a high-pressure press. It is a technique that has been used by master artists from the Renaissance to the present, from Albrecht Dürer to Pablo Picasso.
Over the course of this five-week workshop, participants will have the opportunity to try both line etching (where images are created by carving lines using a sharp metal pointer) and aquatint (where areas of the plate are eaten away by a chemical that causes the plate to rust very quickly).
Dates: Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, March 16th to April 13th
Instructor: Patrick Bulas, MFA, Printmaking Technician and Sessional Instructor in Printmaking for the University of Saskatchewan
Cost: $165 + GST and service fees (includes materials)